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Morethia storri GREER, 1981

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTop End Firetail Skink 
SynonymMorethia storri GREER 1981: 89
Morethia storri — COGGER 2000: 548
Morethia storri — PIANKA & VITT 2003: 75
Morethia storri — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (North Territory,West Australia)

Type locality: 4. 5 kin S of Noonamah, in 12° 40’ S, 131° 04’ E, N. T. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: NTM R1815 
CommentHas a bright red tail. 
Etymologynamed after Glenn Storr (1921-1990) of the Western Australian Museum. See also Williams et al. (2006) for further biographical notes. 
References
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Greer A E 1981. A new species of Morethia (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from northern Australia, with comments on the biology and relationships of the genus. Rec. Austral. Mus. 33 (2): 89-122 [1980] - get paper here
  • Pianka, E.R. & Vitt, L.J. 2003. Lizards - Windows to the Evolution of Diversity. University of California Press, Berkeley, 347 pp. [review in Copeia 2004: 955] - get paper here
  • Williams, D.; Wüster, W. & Fry, B.G. 2006. The good, the bad and the ugly: Australian snake taxonomists and a history of the taxonomy of Australia’s venomous snakes. Toxicon 48: 919–930
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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